Kweilin Ellingrud
Kweilin Ellingrud
Kweilin Ellingrud is a Partner at McKinsey & Company and was the first woman to lead the firm’s Minneapolis location from 2012–2016. Kweilin is passionate about gender equality and leads McKinsey’s work on the “Power of Parity” on both the global and U.S. level. She is an author of two books, including "Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12T to Global Growth." As part of that work, the team identified global and U.S. “impact zones” and linked economic equality to social equality. Recently, Kweilin has worked with UN Women on the HeForShe campaign strategy, and a number of UN organizations. Kweilin is passionate about women’s issues and education. She is a 2017 MAKERS awardee and was named one of the Top 10 Corporate Women in Minnesota by Twin Cities Business Magazine and a 2015 Women in Business by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Kweilin has an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was president of the Women’s Student Association. She graduated with high honors from Harvard University where she majored in Economics and Political Science. Kweilin is married to David Ellingrud, and they live in Hopkins, Minnesota with their three daughters. Kyla is four and Hana and Alexa are twin girls who are almost two years old.